The ST and Amiga were more popular in Europe, just like old Macs were more popular here in the US.
People seemed to jump from the Atari 800 or C64 (mostly the C64) to DOS gaming on a x86 PC (or consoles like the NES, SEGA) then going to the 16 bit ST and Amigas in the US.
And yes, I think the 2000 was most popular here for real work then a 500/1200. By the time the 3000/4000 came around few people wanted one (except for toaster users). People who wanted to do graphics and AV tended to use Macs, which were much more expensive in Europe then the US.